Top Rope Nation Wrestling Podcast

Three friends talking everything pro wrestling (current and nostalgia from the past). Laughs, beers, and a good time are sure to follow.

Classics Patreon Preview: SummerSlam 1997

August 9th, 2018
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The second edition of Top Rope Nation Classics is now available in its entirety exclusively over at www.patreon.com/topropenation. We deep dive back in time to 1997 and look at what was perhaps the greatest summer in the history of pro wrestling. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle break down SummerSlam 1997 and all of the news and storylines going on throughout that great time in wrestling history. Hear the first 15 minutes of the show right here and if you want to hear the entire podcast, become a Patron at www.patreon.com/topropenation. We'd be honored to have your support and we think you you will enjoy this bonus show and all of the other great perks that come with signing up. We'll be back with Top Rope Nation Episode 69 next week to preview SummerSlam 2018. 

Ep. 68: Charlotte Flair, Otherwise Known As Roman Reigns

August 2nd, 2018
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A jam-packed show this week as we discuss the deaths of Nikolai Volkoff and Brian Christopher Lawler, as well as all of the latest from WWE. We break down what did and did not work during the Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns segments on RAW, why crowds give Charlotte Flair a pass even though in many ways she is the female Roman Reigns, Owen Hart's Hall of Fame induction, and a whole lot more. 

Top Rope Nation has also started a Patreon channel full of exclusive podcasts from us that you won't find anywhere else and other great benefits. Support the show and start listening to the exclusive content at http://www.patreon.com/topropenation

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Top Rope Nation Classics (Freebie): SummerSlam 1991

July 31st, 2018
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We've started a Patreon page for Top Rope Nation where we will be providing exclusive content to Patrons including two new shows, Top Rope Nation Classics and Top Rope Nation Free For All. Top Rope Nation Classics will feature us reviewing and exploring old wrestling events, years, storylines, and much more. The show will only be available on our Patreon page and will not be posted to our standard podcast feed or any podcasting apps.

That being said, to give everyone a taste of what these shows will be like, the first edition of Top Rope Nation Classics is presented here, free of charge, to everyone in its entirety. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle go back in time to review SummerSlam 1991.

If you like the style of this show and want to hear all future editions of Top Rope Nation Classics, support us and join our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/topropenation so you have access to the show moving forward. You'll also be available to have input on which shows and years we review. 

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Ep. 67: Matt Riddle to WWE, Women’s Evolution PPV

July 24th, 2018
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Arguably the biggest wrestling star on the independents, Matt Riddle, appears headed to the WWE. We discuss what this means for both Riddle and WWE, as well as explain why Riddle could possibly be the future of the WWE. 

Plus, WWE announced an all women's PPV event, titled Evolution, for this October. We break down that news, discuss the women's title pictures on SmackDown and RAW, and where we think the company will be come October.

All of this plus thoughts on this week's RAW, SmackDown, and the overall direction of SummerSlam.

We also discussed the relaunch of our Patreon page this week and all of the great benefits and exclusive content that comes from joining up. Check out all the information at www.patreon.com/topropenation

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Ep. 66: Liam O’Rourke Returns, WWE SummerSlam Direction, Hulk’s “Apology”

July 19th, 2018
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We're back with a huge show this week as Liam O'Rourke returns to Top Rope Nation. Right off the bat, Liam addresses comments made concerning his book (Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later) by Eric Bischoff on the '83 Weeks' podcast last week. This is the first time that Liam has addressed this situation publicly so you won't want to miss it. 

Liam stays with us for the rest of the show as we dissect WWE's direction coming out of Extreme Rules. We break down where it looks like we are headed for SummerSlam, talk the Roman Reigns/Bobby Lashley/Brock Lesnar situation and where things need to go, we discuss the NXT title change at the TV tapings this week and how that will impact TakeOver Brooklyn IV, plus some great discussion on Hulk Hogan's apology to the WWE locker room and the reaction that received.

This is an episode you don't want to miss!

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Ep. 65: WWE Extreme Rules Post Show

July 15th, 2018
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We went live immediately following WWE Extreme Rules to record a post show with our first reactions to what went down in Pittsburgh. Joining Ryan, Kyle, and Justin this month on the panel was Bill Matz of Broad Street Hockey Radio (broadstreethockey.com).

We talk what worked and what didn't work on this show and where it looks like we are going as we get ready for SummerSlam in Brooklyn next month. Plus, Kyle and the rest of the panel give some thoughts on Eric Bischoff's controversial statements this week on a notable Brian Pillman biography.

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Ep. 64: Brock Lesnar Crosses Over, What Happened to Safety?

July 8th, 2018
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A big show this week coming out of a weekend full of newsworthy events in professional wrestling. Ryan and Kyle are here to talk about Brock Lesnar's pending return to the UFC and what that means for WWE and the Universal Title. Plus, we talk about injuries in pro wrestling following Hiromu Takahashi's brutal broken neck at the NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco, whether wrestling is regressing when it comes to safety, our favorite N64 wrestling games, a preview of WWE Extreme Rules, and a whole lot more. 

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Ep. 63: The Livecast

June 29th, 2018
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For the first time in the history of Top Rope Nation, all three of our hosts were in the same place at the same time as the show was recorded live. Rather than recording over the internet from hundreds of miles apart, Ryan, Justin, and Kyle join up in Iowa live to discuss the latest in wrestling. Some of the topics discussed this week include fake news invading wrestling, the ongoing saga with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, why WCW had the best roster of all time in 1998, Daniel Bryan's contract situation, and much more.

A fun show that was different from one of our typical podcasts due to the nature of the recording, the topics broached, and the plans for after the show. "Loose" would be putting it mildly. 

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Ep. 62: Vader Career Retrospective, WWE Extreme Rules Direction

June 21st, 2018
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A noteworthy week in pro wrestling for both good and bad reasons. To start things off, the tragic death of Leon "Vader" White has saddened the wrestling community. We spend the first half of the show reliving some of the highs of his career while also discussing the lows. We're at our best sometimes when we get nostalgic, and we think this Vader career retrospective will give you a good sense of why the man was the greatest super heavyweight in wrestling history.

On the good side of the coin, WWE NXT is on fire and there are a lot of question marks (and intrigue) heading into WWE Extreme Rules in a few weeks. The second half of the show examines NXT's directions as this week's television tapings were going on simultaneously as we were recording. Additionally, we make some predictions for the WWE Extreme Rules card (who will be in the fatal five-way, where Braun Strowman fits in, the women's division, who is going to team with Daniel Bryan, and much more).

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Ep. 61: WWE Money In The Bank Post Show

June 17th, 2018
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We went live immediately following WWE Money in the Bank to talk about one of WWE's best PPV shows in quite some time. Ryan, Kyle, and Justin are here to catch you up on a tremendous weekend of wrestling, with our thoughts on TakeOver Chicago and Sunday night's Money in the Bank show.

We discuss Alexa Bliss' big night, Braun Strowman winning the briefcase, an outstanding match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, perhaps Elias' best match yet against Seth Rollins, Ronda Rousey's great performance, and so much more. Our first PPV post show since March of 2017 and it's one you don't want to miss!

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